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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jan;47(1):72-76. Korean. Case Report.
Moon W , Sohn JH , Jang MH , Baek CH , Chung YW , Kim JP , Han DS , Jeon YC , Hahm JS , Lee DH , Kee CS .
Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Guri, Korea.

Percutaneous liver biopsy is well established for the diagnosis and follow-up of many liver diseases. Although it is rather safe, major complications, such as bleeding into the peritoneal or thoracic cavity, hemobilia, enteric perforation and intrahepatic hematoma, have been reported related to the procedure. Recently, incidence of such major complications has been decreased since the introduction of ultrasonography-guided liver biopsy. We report a case of 59-year-old female patient with acute cholecystitis secondary to hemobilia 2 days after ultrasonography-guided percutaneous liver biopsy.

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